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Best Documentaries You Can’t Miss on Disney Plus

This article compiles a list of the 10 best documentaries on Disney Plus that you can not miss out, including a variety of topics such as music, nature, and more.

By Polly WPublished 4 months ago 3 min read

Disney Plus, as one of the most well-known streaming services in the world, has an enormous video library. It has something for everyone, from superhero blockbusters to classic animation films. But did you know that Disney Plus also offers a wide selection of documentaries? While you might not think of Disney+ as your first choice for documentaries, it has more than you might imagine.

Documentaries on Disney Plus span a wide range of subjects, including music, sports, and entertainment as well as history and nature. We’ve compiled a list of the best documentaries on Disney Plus that give you a window into the real world through their portraits of diverse cultures, shocking stories, and extraordinary human achievement.

  • Part 1: 10 Best Documentaries on Disney Plus
  • Part 2: FAQs

Part 1: 10 Best Documentaries on Disney Plus

1. Free Solo (2018)

Runtime: 1h 40m

Genre: Adventure, Sport, Documentary

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Stars: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin

2. Born in China (2016)

Runtime: 1h 19m

Genre: Documentary

Directors: Chuan Lu

Stars: John Krasinski, Claire Keim, Xun Zhou

3. Before the Flood (2016)

Runtime: 1h 36m

Genre: News, Documentary

Directors: Fisher Stevens

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ban Ki-moon, Alejandro G. Iñárritu

4. African Cats (2011)

Runtime: 1h 29m

Genre: Adventure, Documentary

Directors: Keith Scholey, Alastair Fothergill

Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Stewart

5. Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions (2020)

Runtime: 1h 45m

Genre: Drama, Music, Documentary

Directors: Taylor Swift

Stars: Taylor Swift, Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff

6. Fire of Love (2022)

Runtime: 1h 38m

Genre: Biography, Documentary

Directors: Sara Dosa

Stars: Katia Krafft, Maurice Krafft, Miranda July

7. The Rescue (2021)

Runtime: 1h 47m

Genre: Action, Mystery, Documentary

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Stars: Bancha Duriyapunt, Apakorn Youkongkaew, Anan Surawan

8. Light & Magic(2022)

Genre: Documentary

Stars: George Lucas, Dennis Muren, Lorne Peterson

9. Jane (2017)

Runtime: 1h 30m

Genre: Biography, Documentary

Directors: Brett Morgen

Stars: Jane Goodall, Hugo Van Lawick, Hugo Eric Louis van Lawick

10. Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021)

Runtime: 1h 58m

Genre: Music, Documentary

Directors: Questlove

Part 2: FAQs

1. What types of documentaries are included on Disney Plus?

A wide variety of documentary topics are covered by Disney Plus. Documentaries contain fresh documentaries on a variety of subjects in addition to National Geographic channel. These subjects include anything from Pixar's emergence to the daily operations of the Disney machine. Fans of history, science, Disney, and animals may all discover their favourite content on Disney Plus.

2. Are all of the Disney Plus documentaries appropriate for kids?

While Disney Plus has a lot of kid-friendly documentaries, some of the titles may have mature themes or language. Before letting your kids watch them, it would be a good idea to check the ratings and content warnings.

3. If I don’t have a subscription, can I watch documentaries on Disney Plus?

Disney Plus is no longer offering a free trial, so there is no way for you to try Disney Plus for free. You can only watch Disney Plus content by subscribing to its plans.

4. Can I download documentaries on Disney Plus to watch offline?

Yes, as long as you have a supported subscription plan and a supported mobile device, you can download any documentary on Disney Plus for offline viewing.


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